tv Happening Now FOX News September 30, 2010 11:00am-1:00pm EDT
i think it's interesting, there's a need for a man summit! i mean, women had to empower themselves and now we need a man summit. bill: and i was there, because i'm a man! martha: you're the man! bill: see you on a friday, bye bye jenna: hi everybody, thank you for joining us, i'm jenna lee, rick: i'm rick folbaum. "happening now", in' top box, chilling new video from the fbi of the destructive power of the foiled times square bomb attempt and brand new information about a second planned attack. jenna: in the middle box, new details about another terror plot overseas, the shocking revelations about the men allegedly targeting germany, france and the u.k., what this means for our national safety. rick: in the bottom box, a tea party coloring book for kids, now reportedly prompting death threats for the publisher.
he joins us live, coming up this hour. yuen jen but we begin with a fox news weather alert, the east coast, socked with a major storm today, now sweating even tornadoes, a very big concern. look at what people in north carolina are dealing with today, nearly two -- 21 inches of rain in wilmington. one woman says she's never seen anything like it: >> i used to live in houston, and i thought i'd seen a lot of rain there, but this is incredible. i've never seen flooding like this. jenna: and now that heavy rain is moving right up the east coast. there are flash flood warnings for many cities and towns and air travelers could be in for very serious delays. peter doocy is live outside headquarters and the east coast is home to some of the busiest airport necessary the world. how are travelers faring today? >> anybody that needs to take an airplane through the
northeast today is basically out of luck. within the last hour we've heard the delays at knew kwrarbg airport were four hours and -- three hours and 40 minutes. we're in a break in the storm and for the mom the delays are down to about an hour but they're really strong, also, heavy delays at la guardia, two hours, 42 minutes, and the storm is expected to be strong and steady throughout the day, so if you've got a flight scheduled in tvland, call your carrier right away and it's slow going for cars, especially in north carolina, where sewers are overflowing and thousands of homes are without power. seventy people had to be evacuated from a mobile home community in kingston and local officials there say there are too many flooded roads in the tar hill state, because of that, dozens of school districts are going to have delayed openings. schools in fairfield county, connecticut outside the city are going to have an early dismissal and what officials and residents here are most
concerned about, other than what the wind kicks up all the branches flying around and power outages is all the extra rain going into storm drains that are already full of leaves that have fallen during this first week of fall. we're finally getting drought relief here but in the worst kind of way jenna. jenna: that's a good point, peter. have there been any injuries reported so far? >> unfortunately we heard in maryland, 26 people were injured when two buses collided and among the injured were some high school students on their way to class but we have heard luckily none of the injuries were life threatening. back to you. jenna: peter doocy following the weather and the travel and the mess that it is becoming. peter, thank you very much. >> thanks. rick: we're learning brand new details about the failed times square car bomb attack back in may, the would-be bomber, faisal shah swrard, reportedly telling investigators he watched real time streaming video of people walking around times square so he could figure out the best time and place to detonate a bomb that would kill the most number
of people, also we're learning he was planning a second attack, meantime, the government conducting a test of what shahzhad's bomb would have looked like had it exploded. take a look: >> rick: that explosion going off in a field in pennsylvania. let's join catherine herridge in washington. good to see you. what new information do we have about that failed plot back in may? >> reporter: well, good morning, rick. according to the document, it's pretty clear that in the faisal shahzhad case, at least according to federal authorities there was a high level of premeditation. what he did is he essentially did reconnaissance around the times square area, specifically he looked at the web cams available online so he could understand the flow of the pedestrian traffic in and out of times square but more specifically he wanted to understand these peak flow periods where if he set off the bomb he could exact the maximum number of casualties and he wanted to kill at least 40 people in times
square with that first attack, rick. rick: it's interesting this guy has waived his right to incriminate himself or not incriminate also, he's talking freely. what is he saying about this second plot? >> reporter: well, according to the indictment, he planned to -- or rather the sentencing document he planned to launch a similar attack similar to what he tried to do on may first, two weeks after that failed -- that attack -- essentially he wanted to do two attacks, one on may first and a second in the middle of may. that's interesting, because it would have a maximum psychological impact certainly on the people of new york city, but also the united states in general. and what we learned is thatdy a lengthy propaganda taliban for the tiriki taliban, the group that trained him in december 2009, 5 days of bomb trainers in pakistan, and it's important here because in this vary, what he said, he wants young muslims to know that it's just not that difficult to launch attacks within the united states, and this is
important, because this really speaks to the evolving threat, the fact that westerners in this case, a naturalized american citizen, essentially was targeted and recruited and traveled overseas for that training, and then was really freely able to come back into the united states because once you have that passport it's very difficult to block your reentry to this country, and that's really the sort of tip of the spear with the threat in the future cases like this. rick: catherine herridge from washington, thank you very much. >> you're welcome. rick: coming up in a couple of minute, we're joined live by the police commissioner in new york city, ray kelly, he'll be here to talk about security and we'll show you more of that stunning new video shot by the government of that mock explosion, what could have happened if that planned car bomb had gone off in times square. ray kelly, minutes away. jenna: looking forward to that, rick. we're getting shocking new details on the suspects behind a terror plot targeting european cities in several countries, brand new reports claim the men involved have ties to the
region. greg palkot is following this live from london today. greg, what more are we learning about this terror plot? >> reporter: jenna, new information that is sinking with pretty much -- syncing with what we've been hearing over the last 36, 48 hours, what's been reported is that a pakistani intelligence officer says that eight germans and two britains, training with and members of al-qaeda in pakistan are tied to the plot targeting their own home countries. now, our contacts in germany tell us that much of the broad brush information about the plot against europe came from a german of afghan descent who trained with al-qaeda and was caught by the u.s. in kabul and then interrogated. now, his information, linked with, i am told, surveillance chatter and other defector de taeurblgs allowed the u.s. in the past month to unleash this wave of drone strikes against the region and it's reportedly now killed one of that group mentioned by the pakistani
spy, as well as a key operations chief for al-qaeda. one more note about those drones, cia boss leon panetta is in pakistan this week and he is quoted as saying they are getting 100 percent results, those strikes, and they will continue. jenna: definitely a developing story, greg. we certainly are covering it. how have the governments over there in europe reacted to this threat? >> carefully, but with a strong sense of security. officials of the countries targeted in that will include the u.k., france, germany, are downplaying the imminent attack but clearly paying attention, especially because some reports actually say that there are some al-qaeda cells already based in europe that could be activated by those involved with the plot, paris remains on high alert, but officials there we talked to say they're worried about yet another al-qaeda faction, one based in north africa, and there are also reports the security presence in london has been beefed up in the
past 36 hours or so, especially at a tourist -- at tourist locations where foreigners find americans to be present. the train station we're told was evacuated yesterday. clearly a continent on edge. back to you. jenna: back to you as well as this story develops. greg palkot, live from london, thank you. rick: back home now and 33 days and counting until the midterm elections and we have brand new poll numbers in the florida senate race, according to quinn pack university -- quinn peeac university, and rubio is holding a strong lead over governor charlie crist, 46 percent of voters say they'll vote for rubio, 33 percent say they'll vote for charlie crist, the others are backing meeks. jenna: a publisher releases a new book on the tea party but not just any book, it's a coloring book for your kids. they're flying off the
shelves but not everyone is so excited about this. the author has gotten death threats over it. he's going to join us and give us details on that. in the meantime we want to know if you'd buy this coloring book for your child. we have images on the website to check out, go to foxnews.com to quote on the unscientific poll, and send us an e-mail as well at fox news.ko*plt -- at foxnews.com. i already asked rick if he'd use it. rick: it might be too young. he could be the next leader of a rogue nuclear nation, so far, this is the only image we've seen of kim jung-un, the youngest sun of kim jung-il and new video is out and we have it on "happening now". plus he's been in congress for almost 30 years but john spratt, facing a big challenge in november. tea party-backed republican
mick mulvaney wants that house seat and we'll talk with him next. fox news is your election headquarters across all platforms, getting breaking news, log on to foxnews.com, check out the blog, the front row seat to politics, correspondents and producers always posting the latest news there, at fox news.cottor 0 news there, at fox news.cottor 0 *pl -- foxnews.com. we'll be right back.
jenna: the countdown is on and south carolina is one more place where republicans hope to pull off a major victory. 14-term democratic congressman john spratt, facing the fight of his political life. his opponent, backed by the tea party, is ready to grab his house seat. joiningny -- me, republican state senator nick mulvaney. mr. mulvaney, your opponent has been in office about 30 years now. why should you be the one to unseat him? >> well, because he's changed his voting record. he voted for all the big pieces of the obama and pelosi agenda, he voted for the cap and trade, for the bailout and for the health care reform, which is completely out of line with this district, which is a very conservative district. jenna: well, he has been elected, though, 14 times, despite awfully that, just elected two years ago, so where is your flood of support coming from? >> from the folks who finally paid attention for the last two years. john voted fairly
conservatively for the first 26 or 27 years, but in the last 12-18 months has really changed, and i think a lot of folks are starting to notice that. >> i've been reading local reports from different areas around south carolina, and one of your constituents had this to say. he was accusing you of hop scotching, politically hop scotching, running for the state house, then the state senate, now going to washington. why so much skipping around? >> well, you hear that a lot, any time a politician runs for higher office you hear that. i had no intention of doing this, never really expected to be doing this, but when you see a congressman vote so dramatically out of line with his district, what choice do you have? it's really -- john has forcedtous do this, forced his hand by voting with the pelosi administration as much as he has. jenna: let's talk about then your political future. what do you see in store for you? >> hopefully winning on november 2nd and then after that maybe taking a nap for
a day or two! jenna: do you have any more political aspirations despite just being the senator from south carolina? >> no, actually congressman, not senator. senators demint -- they'll have to stay there. i fully expected to go back to the senate last year. in the south carolina senate you can still go home with your family on the weekends, you can run your business. i coached baseball last year, so i fully expected to be doing that next year, but maybe november 2nd will have a different outcome for me. jenna: would you like to be in office for 14 terms like your opponent or would you prefer to have some sort of term limit? >> no, i support term limits. i didn't used to, by the way, until i got into government and now i realize how important they are, so i support senator demint's efforts to enact term limits in congress. jenna: what is more difficult, fathering and guiding triplets or running for political office? >> running for political office is more difficult because i have my wife to
help me raise the triplets, so her job is actually a lot harder than mine is. jenna: you mentioned baseball, i know you have your hands full in a lot of different ways. we appreciate you joining us, senator demint mentioned this house race is the mmost important he sees in the country and we'll continue to follow it. nick mulvaney, thank you very much for joining us. >> thanks very much. rick: with twins at home, i cannot imagine how crazy his house is. politics of another sort on the other side of the world. north korean state media, releasing this. it's the very first confirmed video of kim jung-un, there he is, we sort of highlighted him for you, he's the youngest son of kim jung-il and heir apparent to the nuclear-armed state, the sreutdo showing him in the front and applauding at a meeting in north korea earlier this week. >> chilling new video from the fbi, showing what could have happened in the heart of new york city.
jenna: on the heels of a terror plot just uncovered targeting western europe and possibly the u.s. we have our hands on a brand new video showing what could have happened had the times square bomb exploded. rick: faisal shahzhad pleading guilty of charges of trying to detonate an suv packed with explosives. prosecutors say he chose times square and that location because of heavy foot traffic in the area. it's believed the bomb would have killed dozens of people walking around at the same
time and -- at the time and we're learning he planned to attack again had he not been caught. joining us live in the studio -- in the studio, new york city police commissioner ray kelly, always nice to talk to you, thank you very much for being here. we showed a little of this videotape at the beginning of the hour, we want to show more of it. this was sort of a simulation that the government did to show the impact that that bomb could have had had it gone off, then i want to get to you respond to it. >> [explosion] >> [explosion] rick: this is a field somewhere, obviously not in a major metropolitan area like times square. what goes through your mind as you see that video? >> just as you said, this is an open field. think of it being in a compacted area, right across the street from a major hotel, hundreds of people walking by. times square now is more crowded than ever. and others say this was in his calculation, as was stated in the sentencing,
the presencing document. he looked at the video cams of the area, he was intent on killing as many people as possible, he said that, when he led guilty, that this was his goal, and as you stated, he wanted to come back and do it again as a followup. rick: so -- >> he was the real deal, he was proud of what he did, the fact that he failed was really of no consequence to him. and other people as well, you know, that gadhan, who was a convert, he talked about it on the internet, just try, it's enough to upset us here, spend a lot of money, cause concern among the people. so in a lot of peoples' minds, this was a success. jenna: we're looking at live pictures of new york city right now and the question that always comes up, when we're talking about these terror plots and word of terror plots around the world, it's a question of how safe are we. how would you answer that? >> well, we live in
generally an unsafe world. we're doing everything we can on the federal level and the state, and certainly this city, i believe we're doing more than any other city in the world. it costs us about $300 million a year for our counterterrorism efforts. but there's no guarantees. and it concerns us. faisal shahzhad was able to drive into midtown manhattan and park on 45th street, and you know, if it had gone well, it would have caused mayhem. rick: we've been talking a lot about this foiled plot out in europe. these would have been sort of smaller, coordinated attacks. it seems like the tactics have changed, that the bad guys, rather than trying to pull off some kind of a massive 9/11 type of event are now looking at doing sort of smaller, simultaneous events in various places. that has got to force you and your team to change tactics. how so? >> to a certain extent, you're right, i think there was a belief in the intelligence community a few years ago that one of the, quote spectacular event, now
it's sort of let a thousand flowers bloom, do what you with do. one of the things after the mumbai attack, we had people on the ground hours after the shooting stopped, we had police officers there, talking to the leadership, talking to the sites, going to the hotels, we produced a report in five days, and it gave us, of course -- it gave us cause for concern because we're a big organization, big department, we have 400 specially trained officers to respond to those types of events but in a protracted situation, we could be tested, we would need more people. we train several hundred police officers with heavy weapons, with special tactics to engage in sort of those close quarter operations. we went into the major hotels in new york, filmed the entryways, filmed the key areas of those hotels so in the event we have to respond, officers would be somewhat familiar with it.
and we're continuing to do those sorts of drills. jenna: new york really represents the american city, and so the question that also is asked is coordination between so many different agencies, whether you're talking about foreign agencies at the federal level, the military, speaking from the level of the city, how would you describe how that coordination is going these days? how is that working, how successful is it? >> i think it's work well. i think there were some problems, certainly, before 9/11, i think after 9/11, there were some problems as well. it's gotten much better. i think the joint terrorism task force, the fbi and other agency, particularly nypd here, is the key vehicle for counterterrorism investigations. we went from 17 investigator s, jttf, to almost 130 now. jenna: jttf is? >> joint terrorism task force, with the fbi. so we're committed to
working with the several agencies. i think the coordination is going well. rick: i got to ask you mr. commissioner, you talked about planting a thousand flowers and hoping one will bloom. how do you stop these young men and women from becoming radicalized, the faisal shahzhads, the gadhans, these guys who are out there, maybe they're unhappy in their personal lives, they're looking for something else, they go on line, they find a radical cleric spouting messages on the internet, anybody can watch it. from a law enforcement question, how do you stop it? >> that's a $64,000 question. there's no answer for that. we did a report in 2007, we put it out, looks at radical -- radicalization in the west. it looks at this phenomena, it's on the website if you're interested in looking at it and it shows the four phases in which young men, what we call unremarkable people, decide ultimately to kill innocent people in their own country, and
there's not a clear profile, there's not a clear identity to any of these people. we try to at least start getting our arms around it, this phenomena, but we think the internet is a major vehicle for radicalization, showing these films all the time, new websites are popping up all the time to do this. so it is a major, major challenge. faisal shahzhad had no profile here. living in connecticut, goes to pakistan, trains, comes back, has good papers to get into the united states. jenna: happening right now, we're hearing that chatter between terrorist groups is at a record high. what are you hearing state side? >> i think people are correct in saying that, that there is a lot of talk out there, there's a concern, but the problem for us is it's never specific, you know. that's what makes it challenging. yes, there's something out there, there are rumblings
going on, how do you respond to it, how do you react to it? we're doing things that we put in place, we're still doing more than any other city that i'm aware of, but we don't have that specific information that says do this, rather than that. so we're doing lots of things. we see -- we deploy in the heart of the city, we have investigations going on throughout this area, metropolitan area. there's no easy answer. and a lot of new challenges. ruck rick ray kelly is the police commissioner, the largest police force in the country. on behalf of all new yorkers, thank you very much, sir, for the work that you, all the men and women in uniform do to keep us safe. >> thank you. jenna: we are going to continue to watch a developing story. in the meantime we'll turn back to the economy. dramatic new economic numbers out today, rippling across wall street. what does it mean for the nation's jobless? we'll talk about that. and who takes more lunch break? we should have the
rick: welcome back, coming up new next hour, fisher price is recalling 10 million products, from tricycles to high chair toss toys. we'll tell you which ones and why. and congress is so out of it, lawmakers leaving the capitol early in order to go home and campaign in their districts without voting on extending the bush tax cuts. we're live on the hill coming up. a hollywood legend is gone, a look back at the incredible life and career of actor tony curtis, dead at the age of 85. one out of every four houses sold in the u.s. in the second quarter was in foreclosure. according to real estate data company realtytrak, a quarter of buyers took advantage of the deep discount that is come with
bank-owned properties, banks taking over a record 1.2 million homes this year. realtytrak saying the market is on pace to get through the inventory of foreclosed homes in about three years. jenna: "happening now" we have new numbers on the labor market. it's thursday, we get the numbers every thursday. the amount of americans filing for the very first time for unemployment, and the latest number dropped by 15,000, so eric bolling is here from the fox business network to tell us, is that good news, eric? >> it's better than expected. the number was supposed to go down by 5000t. went down by 16,000, so the number, 460,000, first-time claims, sounds like good news, it's really not good news when you look at this. here's where you need to be. at 350,000, first-time claims, when the number is above that, that's a bad thing, that means the economy is actually losing jobs. it needs to dip below 350,000 first-time claims for you to really feel a job growth in the economy. jenna: so we're about 100,000 away from that.
>> more than 100,000 away. general jen we were looking at a new survey that talks about those of us at work, whether or not we actually take a lunch. do you take lunch? >> i think that's the middle part of the day. turns out we find out 33 percent of all people in the survey, about 2500 people surveyed, 33, one third, don't take any lunch at all, 20 percent stay at their desk for lunch. turns out if you're young, if you're 18-24, jenna, you're more likely, most likely to take a lunch or if you're a top executive those numbers are 57 percent to the very young, the top executive, 53 percent. men take more lunch than women, 49-42, and tphefrpb between don't take a lot of lunch because there are 14.6 million people out of work. jenna: there was something about that survey saying if you don't take a lunch that you actually lose productivity. wasn't there a connection there between lunching and productivity? >> well, you can always have a snickers bar or something
and bring up your productivity. >> is that what you're advocating here? >> i'm really hungry but i'm not going to take a lunch today, are you? jenna: i'm working. you can always buy me lunch, eric. no such thing as a free lunch, right? eric is host of "money rocks". >> 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. eastern. jenna: 19-24? rick. >> you don't want to be around me if i haven't had lunch. the head of the u.s. commission on civil rights calling the attitude towards enforcing voting rights a scanned aal of epic proportions, those comments after an investigation into the new black panther's voting rights case. shannon bream joins from us washington. it was one headline grabbing case that started the hearings but some say the problems inside the doj go far beyond that. >> you mentioned that case, rick, the initial one that got so much attention involving members of the
black panther party, accused of voter intimidation at the philly polling place in 2008. they decided to drop most of the charges against those men, and testimony from a form and current doj attorney paint a broader picture among that case, they claim that higher ups have made clear they will not enforce cases where white voters rights are at stake, their attitude being the rights are meant to protect minority voters. there are claims behind the black panther case. the commissioner, todd gaviano, says he's been shocked by the testimony. here's his take: >> it doesn't matter whether the attorney general was involved, it doesn't matter will the associate or deputy attorney general was involved, it's the reason they dismissed this suit that matters and the reason is a scandal of epic proportions. >> reporter: the commissioner is not done with this case. it's an ongoing investigation, and he says this is true of the doj is actually turning away cases on a race based motivation, none of us benefit from that. rick: these are very serious accusations, of course.
how is the department of justice responding to them? >> reporter: all along, rick, in written letters and foreign testimony, officials have denied the claims that leaders of doj are making any kind of decisions based on race. in a letter sent to the civil rights commission, assistant attorney general tom perez says this, quote, i'm confident that managers in the front office, the voting section and indeed throughout the division share my commitment to fair, independent and even-handed enforcement will continue to communicate this message. there is no policy of selective enforcement our actions bear this out and rick, he went on to note a number of cases in which issues involving white voters and their rights are being prosecuted. rick rick well, not everybody is buying the doj explanation, shannon, including some members of congress. i know they're getting ready to go home and campaign so that they can win their jobs all over again in november, but any chance of a congressional investigation once congress is back in session? >> reporter: well, i talked to congressman frank wolf, he's been very involved in this issue, he's a republican from virginia,
leading the charge. he says that he and a number of other members had repeatedly asked the house judiciary committee to launch an investigation into these claims and he's calling out the attorney general. take a listen: >> eric holder has a moral responsibility, legal, too, but a moral responsibility to the american people to clear this up. and there ought to be -- this ought to be neutral issue, there ought not be decisions based on the color or the background of a person. the law is the law, and the law should be enforced. >> reporter: so i asked the congressman point blank if republicans take back the house in november will they launch an investigation, he said i don't care who's in charge the house come november, i'm going to keep on pushing to get someone to start a congressional inquiry, rick. rick: shannon bream, live from washington, thanks. jenna: this story reads like a cold war spy novel, two members of congress, pushing to revoke the u.s. visas of 60 russian officials. why? the people in question are linked to the death of this man, a lawyer, trying to
clean up corruption in moscow. jennifer griffin is live from moscow with this story. who does the legislation target, exactly? >> reporter: as you mentioned, this is an unbelievable story t. paints the picture of a modern day good log in the russian prison system. the two democrats who are sponsoring the legislation, jim mcgovern of massachusetts and senator ben consideringin of -- cardin of maryland essentially are targeting 60 members of the interior ministry in russia, everyone from the police ministry to those holding high positions in the ministry. they don't want them to have visas to come to the u.s., they want them to freeze their assets. the group is basically upset because a 37-year-old lawyer who was investigating fraud for a $4.5 billion western investment fund there was basically tortured and then died in a russian prison a year ago. there's a lot more information about this, www
russian untouchables.com, it's an amazing story of what the russian prison system is like right now. jenna: jennifer, let's talk more about this lawyer, we're seeing him on the screen, we mentioned he was trying to take down corruption there. what exactly was he trying to do, why was he targeted? >> well, there was a fund that was the largest investment fund back in 2005s the hermitage investment fund, it had $4.5 billion in assets. the russians started to slowly take over this fund and take over the companies that this fund was investing in. there was a lot of corruption unveiled, and the fund hired this 37-year-old lawyer, who was working for a western law firm in moscow, and he would go to court and he'd present the corruption charges and suddenly he was thrown in jail. sergey magnifsky was his nail and listen to a description by the head of the heritage fund who is shedding light on this human rights case. >> on november 16th, he went
into critical condition and then they did move him to a prison hospital but what they did to him at that hospital is the most unforgivable thing i've ever heard. instead of treating him they put him in a strait jacket, put him in an isolation cell and left him for one hour, 18 minutes until he died. >> reporter: again, if you want more information about this case, www.russian untouchables.com. there's legislation now in congress being sponsored to cancel the visas and freeze the assets -- assets of 60 russian interior ministry officials. rick: have you ever been up in a hot air balloon? jenna: i have. rick: you're going to want to pay attention. we have a scary story coming up, a hot air balloon crashes into power lines, six people were in that bucket at the time. we'll tell you where this happened and whether anybody got hurt. also a look at why some researchers say that not going to church or changing your religious affiliation could actually affect your health, and not in a very good way.
tappingeled in the power lines. luckily, in this story, no one was hurt but certainly, some scary moments. rick: the heart is ticking and tkr-t is in. could changing your religion be harmful to your health? according to a brand new study, the answer is yes, researchers taking a look at what happens when a person either loses his faith or switches from one group to another, and they found that health declined dramatically in some cases. dr. marc siegl is with fox news' medical a team and joins us. dock, thank you very much for being here. there are studies about this that showed the more religious you are, typically the healthier you are. what is the difference here with this study? >> first of all i believe ph medical miracles and i've seen them in my practice and have a book coming out on them in a few months, i believe in them but i don't think the phenomenon that goes on in churches and synagogues is really medical miracles, i think the
studies have shown, there was one from duke from shows lower blood pressure, one from pittsburgh that shows you live as long as if you exercised. very dramatic stuff. but this study has come out, national opinion research center, 30,000 people, over 25 years, it looks like the reason for that is social. when you're in church, when you're in synagogue and today is a high holiday on the jewish state, actually we end the reading of the old testament today and we're here, so we're probably going to get hit with lightning, but the study shows, rick, that leaving church may cut off your social tie, you have more anxiety. thirty thousand people reported more health problems. they may take to brining -- drinking more, they may take to smoking more. so i don't think it's a direct intervention of define faith on a global basis, i think it's more of an issue of a social thing, and you get up, walk to church, do more exercise. overall going regularly to a social event like church is healthier for you. rick: listen to that,
everybody. one more thing i want to ask you about while you're here, jimmy carter, the former president who has been hospitalized after some stomach problems that he experienced while on board an airplane, he is set to be released from a hospital in cleveland, we're learning, so good news there. president carter is going to get to go home and we wish him the very best. what do you think the prognosis is? >> in retrospect, knowing all the information, it looks like they were extra cautious, extra careful, because it's a former president in his 80s, it looks like he had a stomach infection, we don't know the type but they're right to be very, very careful and now the prognosis i would say is excellent, that he can return to his regular duties he had a bacteria and has gotten better. rick: and former president cart he, a very religious man, so hopefully his faith will help his recovery. we thank you very much. dock, good to see you. jenna: a little more on that, the associated press is saying that it was indeed a viral infection, that jimmy carter was suffering from, he is to be released in the hospital -- from the
hospital, fourby 40 minutes from now. in the meantime, who's to blame for the violence along the phegdzan border? a group of mexican mayors, now pointing the finger at us, the u.s. why they say how the u.s. supports illegal immigrants is part of the problem. and a kid's coloring book about the tea party has some seeing red and the publisher of this book is now getting death threats. he joins us in minutes. and during the pwraerg, we want you to weigh in on this story, get a preview, take an unscientific poll on foxnews.com/happening now.
threats because of it. wayne bell is our guest, publisher and author of the tea party coloring book for kids. so wayne, what kind of threats have you received? >> well, thank you for having me on your show today. our company publishes a lot of coloring books, not just the tea party book. we publish books on all landscapes of america, but this particular book has got a life of about three weeks, it's the tea party coloring book, and the way we made this little coloring book is our company interviewed tea party members nationwide, we knew there was a need for a tea party coloring book, and beginning about five days after the initial press release, we started getting odd phone calls and odd e-mails. i mean, some of the people that have been e-mailing us have been telling us things like this guy should be in a chloroform head lock or you know, this guy, let's use the conviction ofo combination of an inner city ice cream truck on this guy.
we publish a lot of coloring books, we published the dred scott heritage coloring book, we publish books in spanish, we have talked to our legal staff, we've also had staff meetings in the office, and we've told people, you know, we've got protocol, we've locked our front door and put a sign on the door that says please knock, but that's not -- i mean, we don't think -- we think a lot of these people that make these threats are probably bloggers, they're sitting in maybe a room somewhere and they're just being overreactive. we understand the anger that this book has caused around the world, actually. jenna: are you a member of the tea party? >> no. i'm a publisher. i publish coloring books. jenna: and i -- >> by -- by the way, i've given rick a couple of them and he's sitting in the corner working on the cross word puzels. some of them are kind of tough. what age is this coloring book geared for? >> the coloring books are designed for children of the coloring age, which is 2-10
years old. jenna: let me stop through. i want to share with our viewers some of what's being said in the book, and this is an example of this, from one of the pages, and it says when taxes are too high, the high tax takes away jobs and freedom, and in 1773, we had a tea party and this led to freedom from high taxes. today we are having another tea party and this will lead to freedom from high taxes again. as grandma and -- ask grandma and grandpa what this means, ask your friends what this means. are you going to have your own tea party, so the question some people would have, is this appropriate for a child 2-10 years old? >> yes it is appropriate and i'll tell you why. there's a lot of kids and we view the world, so to speak, from the children's coloring point of view. i mean, children 2-12 years old, they color, and a lot of kids see stories on tv and they don't quite i think really understand what the news is talking about. jenna: do you have any kids, wayne? >> so -- excuse me? >> do you have kids? >> i'm sorry?
i've got grandchildren. jenna: have your grandchildren colored with the tea party coloring book? >> they're not quite of the coloring age. i've got one granddaughter and she's not coloring yet but i've got lots of nieces and nephews and we test our products on children, we also have educators and teachers review our products as well to make sure they are appropriate for children. jenna: we appreciate you sharing your story with us today, we have some of your examples of your coloring book on the website and 96 percent of the viewers that weighed in said they'd go ahead and buy and color with it. >> what's really interesting, there are two books, enclosing book.kopp, the barack obama book and the tea party book and the tea party book right now is really selling very well. we make books for everybody. jenna: i have a great easter one as well. to give to somebody. >> an easter coloring book. all right, wayne, thank you very much, we appreciate it, appreciate you sharing the story, and we'll check back in with you, see how things are going. wayne bell, color books, inc. publisher.
rick: there's an interesting page in the tea party coloring book that teaches kids about money and spending money and making money. hey, i would love my kids to start making cash, that would be nice. jenna: maybe we could all use that. there's a quiz on the american flag there, by the way, pretty good. it had questions about it! i got to tell you. rick: all right, well,mo more on this on the website. when we come back, flash flood warnings, tornado warnings, driving rain and serious airport delays all over the country because of the storm that's making its way up the east coast. janice dean will tell us what to watch out for. are you looking for a new place to live? this one is a little out of this world, the scientist, just discovering the goldie locks planet, not too hot, not too cold. just right there. we'll tell you about this breaking news, and "happening now is coming right back, don't go away.
jenna: we begin this hour with a brand-new report coming to us by way of the associated press that rahm emanuel will resign as white house chief of staff tomorrow, friday, and will begin his campaign for mayor of chicago on monday. over the weekend the associated press says he'll head back to chicago and that is when he will start his campaign. the associated press is speaking with people they are quoting that are familiar with the matter. they spoke on a condition of and anytime ma tee. they didn't want to preempt the announcement coming from rahm emanuel. rahm emanuel, chief of staff for
president obama will resign tomorrow. hi, everybody, welcome t- a brand-new hour of "happening now" i'm jenna lee. ric: i'm rick folbaum. jenna: flood warnings, tornado watches and travel just plainly a mess on the roads and at the airports. j.d., janice dean live in the ebbs team weather center with a busy day ahead. what do we see today. >> reporter: and you brought your fancy boots today. jenna: you gave me that advice, i should have listened. >> reporter: we are expecting rain across the east coast. tropical storm nicole was only a storm for six hours okay, jamaica reporting flash flooding killing at least five people, people reportedly swept away, more feared dead, millions of dollars of damage reported in
jamaica with heavy rain of over 8 inches, so thousands without power. historic rain for parts of north carolina as well. this is from what is nicole, or what was nicole. we have more tropical moisture being fed in. we are dealing with a tprapbt tal system and an area of low pressure off the coast. over 7 inches of rain for wilmington on top of 15 inches of rain they have got even over the last four days. historic rainfall for them. parts of north carolina easily over 6 inches in some neighborhoods and we are not done yet. it's not over. even though new york may be a little bit try, parts of new jersey are expecting more of a deluge this afternoon into the evening. we have a frontal boundary that is pushing in across the great lakes region and a coastal low that will bring more rain and wind, high wind warnings for parts of the northeast.
there is wilmington still getting more rain on top of over 21-inchess of rain they have received in four days. d.c., philly, new york, all the way up towards new england getting the worst of the rain, interior sections right now, but that cold front is going to squeeze this rain eastward. so coastal areas you are still going to see the potential of 3 to 5 inches. some areas could get as much as ten inches, even 12 inches of rain before all is said and done. this event will continue into the overnight and into tomorrow. we are not done yet. look another awful the flood advisories for all of the big cities, at least 10 million people being affected by the storm system across the northeast coast, back to you. jenna: janice dean thank you so much. >> reporter: okay. ric: right now members of congress are on their way home after failing to pass a budget and failing to decide on your tax rates for next year, putting all important work on the back burner until after the november
elections. molly henneberg is reporting from capital hill. why didn't they have a vote on tax cuts before they left. >> reporter: it appears there wasn't a consensus about what to do about the expiring bush-era tax cuts. there are enough democrats that agree with republicans that the tax cuts should be extended for everyone. they say they don't want to hike taxes on anyone in tough economic times. a lot of the rank-and-file want to extend tax cuts for people who make $250,000 or less and they just continue come together on the options, so they punted to the lame-duck session. that begins november 15th after the midterm elections. interestingly senate majority leader harry reid sent out his list of priorities for the lame-duck session and it did not include anything on tax cut legislation. that doesn't mean they won't take it up it just was not on his list of priorities at this time for the lame duck.
ric: congress did pass something, right to keep the government running in the meantime. >> reporter: right there won't be a government shut down. they passed a temporary measure that extends the current funding for the governments and federal programs through december 3rd. the fiscal year begins tomorrow october 1st so they had to pass something before they went out of town or else the government was shut down. they did pass that, they'll have to take it up again in december, lame-duck session and figure out at what levels they will fund the government after that. ric: got to keep the lights on, i guess they've got to do that. molly, thanks. jenna: as molly just said no vote on tax cuts for either party before the midterms now just 33 days away. what does it mean for the elections to come? we have the washington bureau chief for the "new york post." let's ask him that question. who does this hurt now that there is no vote on tax cuts. >> reporter: i think it absolutely hurts democrats. i cannot think of truthfully a worst way for democrats to leave
town. all summer fox has been reporting we've been reporting on the tea party events, probably the biggest driver behind the passion of the tea party is fiscal responsibility in washington, and not approving a budget is perhaps the most basic form of fiscal responsibility. it's just crazy. jenna you wouldn't do that at home. you wouldn't go without a budget at home. so i think it's going to be devastating. i think -- for democrats. i think it's going to energize a lot of the conservatives who are outraged at washington. then i think it spreads from there to have democrats say, oh, no, no, no, we want to cut your taxes for those people earning less than $250,000 but we are going to do it after the elections. people are getting sick and tired of these promises. i don't think it's going to go over very well. jenna: you know charlie you mentioned my budget at home and
all of our viewers' budgets as well. what is best for the american people to have the vote ahead of the midterms in a highly charged environment or maybe have it after when it is the lame-duck session but don't have those forces at play. what do you say is the best for all of us. >> reporter: anything that accomplishes a tax cut for the people that everyone agrees should get it is a good thing. in a lot of ways i think democrats would have had a stronger hand if they had sort of called republicans' bluff and said okay let's do the tax cut for just the people below 250. this republicans actually wanted to vote against that because it didn't include people over 250, i don't think it would have happened . i think republicans would have been shamed into going along with that, and then deal with the other tax cuts later. but the way they did it, they avoided that possibility of a showdown. jenna: real quick thoughts on this.
some reports have suggested this morning after we saw that there was no vote that this undermines what the president has tried to do over the last new weeks at backyard meetings and talking about the economy, what are your thoughts on that? >> reporter: i think absolutely. i think if rahm emanuel were running the show in congress, he's very savvy about this sort of thing i think he would have absolutely called republicans' bluff on it and made them into theville yan -- the villian. the whole line that president obama has worked that they h-r holding the tax cuts hostage, i think that is a very effective line. jenna: we just heard that rahm emanuel will leave and run for mayor, what does that mean. >> reporter: i think that is good news for president obama, because things have not gone as rosily as he would have liked. it's an opportunity to begin changing the face of the administration without a sort of
blood bath where he's going to fire people. i think we'll see more of that over the months. jenna: charlie, we thank you. >> reporter: thank you, jenna. ric: fox news on the job hunt. right now some states scrambling to save jobs that were funded by the stimulus, but a deadline looms large. mike tobin picks up the story from chicago. good to see you. what is happening to the stimulus jobs? >> reporter: a lot of them are running out of money as of tomorrow. an exam tell steeped in irony is in minnesota. among other jobs created by the similar lust money the workforce created 85 positions for job counselors helping people find jobs. when the stimulus money runs out tomorrow the 85 job counselors will join so many people across
the nation looking for work, rick. ric: is that it? what happens, mike the jobs createdee srap wait, disappear into thin air? >> reporter: pretty much. an exception is illinois where governor guinn has extended the jobs. 20,000 people will be able to keep their jobs for another few months because he threw in money from state funds, state funds from a cash-strapped state. conveniently that extends these 26,000 jobs through governor guinn's re-election bid. the whole thing has critics of the stimulus program talking about the way it was applied, calling it cynical and even cruel. employer, employee and poll figureses -- politicians have been backed onto a cliff. ric: mike thanks very much. fox news has been on the job hunt now for over ten months reporting from all over the
country. showing you where the jobs are, who is hiring, how to get retrained, how to find a new job, and you can join us by logging onto foxnews.com, click on the job hunt link to use our interactive and very informative job hunt map and see who is hiring around the country and where. jenna: a new battle over depwoerting illegal immigrants -- deporting illegal immigrants. why some mayors in america say we should keep them on our side of the border if they have committed serious crimes. tempers flair, one angry exchange caught on tape. [ male announcer ] if you have type 2 diabetes,
you struggle to control your blood sugar. you exercise and eat right, but your blood sugar may still be high, and you need extra help. ask your doctor about onglyza, a once daily medicine used with diet and exercise to control high blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. adding onglyza to your current oral medicine may help reduce after meal blood sugar spikes and may help reduce high morning blood sugar. [ male announcer ] onglyza should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. tell your doctor if you have a history or risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. onglyza has not been studied with insulin. using onglyza with medicines such as sulfonylureas may cause low blood sugar. some symptoms of low blood sugar are shaking,
sweating and rapid heartbeat. call your doctor if you have an allergic reaction like rash, hives or swelling of the face, mouth or throat. ask your doctor if you also take a tzd as swelling in the hands, feet or ankles may worsen. blood tests will check for kidney problems. you may need a lower dose of onglyza if your kidneys are not working well or if you take certain medicines. [ male announcer ] ask your doctor about adding onglyza. extra help. extra control. you may be eligible to pay $10 a month with the onglyza value card program. but my doctor told me that most calcium supplements... aren't absorbed properly unless taken with food. he recommended citracal. it's different -- it's calcium citrate, so it can be absorbed with or without food. citracal.
ric: the u.s. facing a barrage of criticism from south of the border. mexican lawmakers are blaming the u.s. for contributing to border violence. they argue uncle sam does not help matters by deporting illegal immigrants who commit serious crimes here in the u.s. harris has more of the developing story from the other side of the newsroom.
>> reporter: you know, they are not a little bit upset. these are mayors of some of the largest cities in mexico that are banding together to a coalition to petition our government to no longer send back the worst of the criminals who are mexican. that's right. they get arrested in this country, illegals for doing just the worst crimes, including rape, murder, and we send them back, and now mexico's mayors, and i might include the one from cuidad juarez is one of the angriest. he says we don't want these criminals back. no doubt they don't want them back. our u.s. immigration and customs enforcement says we are taking them back on buses which is a lot cheaper for america than flying them back to the interior of the country. we have to take them to the border cities, you deal with it. they are your citizens. they are going to petition our government for us to keep their criminals. they are organizing themselves to petition us. ric: harris, thanks.
jenna: fox news your front row seat to politics. the new york governor's race pitting state attorney general andrew cuomo against pal louisiana dean owe. it's getting down, dirty and tempers are raging. eric shawn is live in the newsroom with more on this. >> reporter: it is the new york's governor's race gone wild. the republican candidate is outspoken businessman carl pal louisiana dean owe. he accuses reporters of not digging into the past of his opponent, new york attorney general andrew cuomo. paladino says cuomo had affairs to kerry kennedy cuomo, the daughter of robert kennedy.
it all came to a head last night with fred dicker the stated today tore of the new york -- when dicker asked him about proof of cuomo. >> he's the attorney general and you're here stalking him. >> you made the charge. >> you send another goon to my daughter's house and i'll take you out, buddy. >> reporter: he says he does not operate for cuomo and he is a fair reporter. the issue of coverage has been on pal louisiana dean owe's mind. he accused cuomo of using the media against him. >> over the we be end he had some of his buddies in the press go out and take after my family. you know, all right, andrew, strap in, buddy, get ready. it's going to get -- we are going to vet you, let the people
know exactly who you are. >> reporter: we are right now waiting for comment on all this from both campaigns. moments ago we received an email from pal louisiana dean owe's campaign manager. he issued a statement that a photographer of the "new york post" tried to take a photo of pal louisiana dean owe's ten-year-old daughter through the windows and followed her to a playground which they claim has even dang erred the safety of a ten-year-old child. we asked the newspaper about all this, and clearly this race is heated. jenna: eric shawn in our new york newsroom. ric: usually here in new york things get crazy off the election and the guy gets into office. this is starting a little early. kind of fun. california voters had their say, democrats didn't like it, why pa year politicians are fighting to overturn the will of the people. don't go away.
ric: back to politics now, and election battle in california pitting every day voters against career politicians, state dems want the power to change the boundaries for election districts, the power that voters took away from them in 08. william la jeunesse reporting live from los angeles. >> reporter: two years ago voters in california said stop, we are fed up with jerry manned tkerg -- jerymanderig. it threatens the party in power, of course democrats, which is why they are spending 3 1/2 million dollars to try to undue what voters already approved. >> it may be the greatest election scam every perpetrated
on the people. >> reporter: the problem this exsupposes is -- exposes is no joke. they established proposition 11 a commission to redraw state political boundaries. >> i think there is a conflict of interest when you let politicians draw their own lines. >> reporter: now this year proposition 20 would expand the authority of that citizen's panel to redraw congressional districts, that upsetting incumbent democrats who propose proposition 27 to abolish the panel and continue to allow lawmakers to draw their own district. >> proposition 27 is a cynical attempt to undermine the will of the people. >> reporter: supporters are nancy pelosi and a dozen other democrats in congress who gave more than $560,000 to help save their seats in washington. >> they want to draw the lines and choose the voters instead of the voters choosing the politicians. >> reporter: you have people who
are unelected and not accountable to the voters. they say it may increase come pigs but jeopardizes the power of incumbency. >> it will be sacrificing california in washington d.c. >> reporter: ballot propositions are confusing. while it's unlikely to believe that voters want to undue what they already did given the democratic money and union voters and there is no one actually fighting against 27 there is a good chance that confusion that proposition 27 could pass. ric: william la jeunesse in los angeles today. william, thanks. jenna: back to the weather now. right now new jersey needs the rain after a dry summerlike so many places around this country but not so much so fast. downpours now soak being the east coast. as you see here in north carolina could dump several inches of rain on the garden state today creating potential
for a whole lot of flooding. that's not what we want to here. joining us from trenton is nick the public information officer from the new jersey office of new jersey management. nick, how bad is it? >> reporter: good afternoon, it's a rainy situation here in the state of new jersey, nothing that we're not prepared for. we are already prepared 365 disa year is what we do plan and prepare here in the garden state. you did hit the nail oeupb the head the state could use rain but at the same time we watch for any potential flooding. that's what we are doing here. what we do is we work with state agencies ranging from the department of health and senior services, the department of transportation, department of military and veteran's affairs. a board of utility to monitor power outages that might take place in new jersey today. we work as a collective unit to
requests that come in. it is a little nasty out there but we are pleased to say that the local and county offices of emergency management of doing a great job managing this storm as they do all storms in the state of new jersey. we will remain vigilant and continue to monitor the storm. jenna: looks like all hands are on deck. any advice out there to folks that might be watch that are seeing this weather just get tougher and tougher out there. >> reporter: it is challenging, it will bess pegs -- especially be challenging on the roads. we recommend anyone who has to hit the roads for commuting, driving you name it. please take caution, if there are speed restrictions please follow that. be respectful of the rules of the road and the drivers around you. follow a save distance, do not tailgate. the conditions are going to bring up those challenges, just be mindful. jenna: nick, again, public information officer from the new jersey office of emergency management. thank you sir. ric: right now millions of items posing a potential danger to families with young children.
fisher price recalling several products ranging from toys to high chairs. the possible threats they pose to infants and toddlers straight ahead. and sad news from the world of hollywood, tony curtis has died but he lives on through his big screen roles including this one, spartaku kus. ric: what a great movie. we'll have more on the actor including some things about him you may not have known when we come back. or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today.
i was 18 years old before i had my first fresh bun. the invention that i came up with is the hot dog ez bun steamer. steam is the key to a great hot dog. i knew it was going to be a success. the invention was so simple that i knew i needed to protect it. my name is chris schutte and i got my patent, trademark and llc on legalzoom. [ shapiro ] we created legalzoom to help people start their business and launch their dreams. go to legalzoom today and make your business dream a reality. at legalzoom.com, we put the law on your side. ♪ uh oh. sorry, son. you still have too many of 'em. [ female announcer ] you can't pass inspection with lots of pieces left behind. that's why there's new charmin ultra strong. its enhanced diamondweave texture is soft and more durable versus the ultra rippled brand. more durable so it holds up better for a dependable clean. fewer pieces left behind.
ric: right now a massive recall is underway that could impact millions of u.s. households. it comes from a company that almost everyone with children will have heard of. toy-maker fisher price of course saying that several products ranging from tricycles to high chairs posed a potential risk to infants and toddlers. david lee miller with more on this developing story. david, i have young kids at home. what do parents need to know? >> reporter: call this "toy story" 10.85 million. that is how many toys we're talking about here. nearly 11 million toys. some items were sold as far back as 1997. we're talking about four actual product lines here. that encompasses 46 different models. two of the product lines involve injuries. take a look at one on the screen here.
fisher price strikes and tough triks. 6 million were sold. kids needed medical attention. there is protruding ignition key kids sat on or fell on that caused injury. kids were also hurt using the healthy care, easy clean and close to me, highchairs that is not picture of the one of high chairs but i'll tell you about it. 7 kids needed stitches. the problem here. there is the highchair. pegs used to store tray tables that caused lacerations. a number of other items, ric were recalled. some pose ad choking hazard. stand and play ramp way. wheels came out with risk of choking. bottom line, fortunately there were no fatalities. ric: that is certainly good news. take a look at these products. they will look very familiar to anybody with children. i imagine they were discovered just by parents reporting the injuries to the toy-maker, right?
>> that's right. this recall came about because parents reported problems with these tricycles to the consumer product safety commission. the consumer products safety commission then went to fisher price. fisher price said there were problems with three other products that led to this massive recall. fisher price has had a number of recent problems. last year you might remember the summer of lead? they were fined $2.3 million for violating lead paint laws. additionally in 2007 they were fined nearly a million dollars because they failed to report choking hazards with toys. fisher-price says in this instance they will either replace or fix the products we're talking about and the company in a statement to parents said, let's bring this up on the screen. we have a portion of the statement. a full screen quote. this is from the company's general manager. i can reassure you that our business operates in a highly regulated environment. which means the toys are overwhelmingly safe. i also like you to know beyond industry regulations
fisher-price takes additional steps to constantly gather and feedback how our products are sold and doing in real homes. ric, toy companies are required to report safety problems to the consumer product safety commission. we talked to the commission today. a spokesman said what really needs to be done here is issue of safety has to be addressed early on in the design phase to prevent this from happening again. ric: you think of toy companies, people that make toys, i mean fisher-price has to be the biggest name out there. i can't think of anybody bigger. now they have a major problem on their hands. david lee miller, thank you very much for the information. we've got complete details on this recall on our website. go to foxnewshealth.com. jenna over to you. jenna: major escalation in tensions between the u.s. and pakistan. america's key ally in the war against taliban and al qaeda, blocking a key nato supply line into afghanistan following the three deaths of pakistani troops in a reported airstrike. lots of information to this.
let's talk to fox's sid on the phone from islamabad. sid? >> reporter: third airspace violation by u.s. and nato air forces in a week according to pakistan army. topped their tolerance to zero after three border troops were killed and three injured. 650 feet from the border. now the pakistan army border said two helicopters appeared from the across the afghan border and engaged a pakistani security outpost. drew cannon fire after the pakistani soldiers fired warning shots for them to head back. in apparent retaliation they blocked a major supply route which heads towards kabul. 150 nato supply vehicles. reminder of the leverage pakistan has over the u.s. if it chooses to halt supplies permanently and strategic effects that may have on the afghan war effort. the interior minister says we'll have to see if we're allies or enemies.
this throws u.s. efforts to gain pakistan's trust out the window. we were told that pakistan is profoundly concerned about the missile strike and helicopter incursions. to be exact 22 strikes have taken place in span of one month. antiamerican sentiments reached epic after the 86 years in prison by a u.s. court. pakistan and u.s. have vital but complicated relationship, jenna. strained by trust deficit. many here regard the u.s. as the enemy and believe the u.s. wants to attack and take over its nuclear arsenal. however, it is a delicate balancing act for pakistani government to support the american-led war in afghanistan. received billion dollars of u.s. aid and maintain fast growing and --. jenna: complicated to describe the relationship between u.s. and pakistan. sid on the phone with us from islamabad, thank you.
ric: for the first time there is direct evidence of a genetic factor in children with adhd. it is a new study that claims that kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes. dr. marty mccary professor of public health at johns hopkins university. thank you for being here. from a practical standpoint for families dealing with kids who have adhd what does this mean? >> right now,. eric:, there is no test for this gene. what they discovered in the distinguished lancet. there is a gene duplication or deletion in the spot where we have believed other genes have been located for schizophrenia and autism. so we mapped it to a certain location. they found in 1400 kids, the ones with adhd were more likely to have this gene mutation. ric: so again, trying to get it back to the practical
here, for families that are dealing with this, what does it mean? does it mean anything for treatment? does it mean anything for diagnosis? because this is also a condition, that i understand is, is very, sometimes, too commonly diagnosed in children, right? >> it is certainly overdiagnosed. sometimes it is underdiagnosed. we noticed adhd has run in families for generations. although this lends credence to the genetic piece of it, sometimes adhd is just confused. it is really a learning disability or delayed development or anxiety. it can be overdiagnosed. the important thing that medications alone can not just be slapped on a kid but it needs to be a part of a comprehensive behavioral plan. i think that's the key message among any expert that takes care of kids with adhd. ric: so for families that are expecting a child when a woman is pregnant and they go, sometimes they will go to see a genetic counselor, with these findings now, doc,
is this something you might be able to find out before your child is born, that he or she may have adhd? >> the researchers from the study say that's a long way away and the reason is even though you can test for this gene mutation it is often a combination of a few gene mutations that leads to the genetic form of adhd. remember, sometimes kids can have a self-fulfilling prophecy. even though they may have one component of the gene mutation they may have a normal life. only thing we know for sure, mothers that drink alcohol are more likely to have kids with adhd. ric: dr. marty macary with johns hopkins university. doctor, thanks so much. >> thanks, ric. jenna: right now hollywood mourns the passing of a legend. tony curtis died late last night in his home near las vegas. curtis made his mark starting in the 1950s. known as a bit of a hollywood heartthrob and also respected actor who earned a oscar nomination. one of his most aclaimed
rolls came in "some like it hot" co-starring jack lemmon and marilyn monroe. >> come on, dear. time to change for dinner. >> i will catch up with you later. >> oh ok. >> no. what is it, young lady. what are you staring at. this happens to me all the time in public. jenna: courtney friel is here with the "fox 411.". >> hey, jenna. of the 85-year-old actor died of cardiac arrest. his daughter, actress, jamie lee curtis, who he had with "pyscho" actress, janet lee said about her father. he leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and his paintsing. he leaves behind children and family who loved him and respected him and wife and in-laws devoted to him. he leaves behind fans all over the world. he will be greatly missed. taking a look back at tony curtis's life. he was born in new york in
1925 as bernard schwartz to jewish hungarian parents. he joined the u.s. navy and served in the pacific during world war ii. after returning home, curtis signed acting classes and signed a 7-year contract with universal pictures. he standard in 150 movies. that include "spartacus". defiant once where he earned academy award nomination as best actor. best known for the role in 1959 in "some like it hot". he donned women's clothing and sparred with marilyn monroe. they previously married. he has been married six times. he has been with his last wife jill since 1998. he was in recovery for alcohol and. in 1993 he wrote his own autobiography. today on "fox 411".com we have a slide show dedicated
to the acting legend. back to you. jenna: inspired some of that. thank you so much courtney friel for us in the "fox 411". ric: i own a copy of "some like it hot". she can borrow mine. i will bring it in for you. bp's busted oil pipe sealed good. some folks still not eating gulf seafood. do we have anything to worry about really? >> astronomers say they found a nearby planet that can support life. we find out whether humans should be booking a flight there any too many soon. we'll be right back.
season. we investigate. megyn mccain is here. what does she think about the plummeting obama poll numbers? also, senator patty murray of washington state. caught on camera saying osama bin laden has been building day care centers for his followers. really? okay. the fallout today. see you at the top of the hour. ric: happening now, the government giving gulf seafood a clean bill of health in the days and weeks since bp's busted oil well was sealed for good. are folks chowing down on the shrimp and oysters? phil keating joins us from miami. you were over in the panhandle of florida. what did you find? >> reporter: we found that the gulf seafood was absolutely delicious but from the florida panhandle through alabama and mississippi and louisiana, those that make their living in the gulf of mexico's seafood industry are still struggling with sales, 50% or more off what they should
have been at this time last year. take a look at the most recent federal off limits for fishing map. this is the noaa map. it is now, just 13% of all federal waters. at the high, during the oil spill, 37% of those federal waters were off limits. so now 87% is perfectly fine. the federal government keeps reminding everybody that the seafood is perhaps most inspected in the world right now and it is safe to eat. at joe patty's seafood, a legendary fish wholesaler in pensacola, florida, they are dealing with a public that nine out of 10 customers still want to know and they're asking, did this come from the gulf of mexico and did it come from the deepwater horizon-bp oil pollution zone? so they have now put on every sign, exactly where that fish or shrimp came from and this is the first time they have done this in 80 years.
>> we've people didn't ask where it come from but now today they do. ever since the spill they want to know where it come from. >> and louisiana seafood association which really represents 70% of all fishing and selling of fish products in the gulf of mexico, they met with bp earlier this week trying to get bp to give them more money to market across the country. really this is a simply a public perception problem. people have memories. they saw the oil spill on tv all summer long. even though the federal government continues to tell everybody it is safe to eat, there is still squeamishness out there nationwide. but it is safe to eat. ric: good to know. let's go eat it. phil keating in miami. phil, thanks. jenna: another brand new report about the resignation of rahm emanuel the chief of staff for president obama. "the wall street journal" is announcing that this resignation is actually taking place right now. it was supposed to take place around 12:45 according to "the wall street journal" if you look at president
the's schedule today, that actually would make sense although we haven't confirmed this yet independently. the president was supposed to meet with the democratic congressional leadership today at 12:45 according to his schedule. so, whether or not that is the time that this announcement is officially coming, we are waiting to confirm that. but "the wall street journal" is saying that rahm emanuel is actually going to officially resign today. we'll keep up to date on that story. meantime, welcome to the neighborhood. a new planet discovered, not far from our own solar system. and there's evidence, it could have exactly what's needed to support human life. more on this, coming up.
>> ladies and gentlemen, you're not in kansas anymore. you are on pandora. ric: well, it is only a movie and a great movie at that. now for the first time astronomers found a nearby planet where we're told it is possible that life could survive. they're calling it the goldilocks planet where it is not too hot, not too cold, just right for life conditions. we have a theoretical physics professor and host of the science channel series, sci-fi science. good to see you. thanks very much for being here. when we talk about life, what kind of life are we talking about? are we talking about the after have tars in the movie clip or what -- avatars. >> et will not phone home anytime soon. we hit the jackpot. out of 500 planets we
discovered orbiting other stars, this is the first, first to potentially have liquid oceans. perhaps even fish. perhaps even life forms like we find on the earth. we don't know for sure. this is the holy grail of astronomy. finding an either-like twin. ric: where there is water there is usually life? >> detectives say, follow the money. we scientists say, follow the water, liquid water. liquid oceans. that is where life and dna first got off the ground. if this planet has a liquid ocean, chances are is has at least microbial life and who knows beyond that, intelligent creatures. ric: how do we know this? i was reading even though this is right next to our solar system, -- >> hop, skip and jump. ric: it would take generations to get out there. so what is the technology that allows us to know that water exists on this planet? which i should say, tell everybody is called gliese 581g? >> we look for the wobbling of the mother star. if you have a star system, the planet is invisible.
you can't see it. but the star itself wobbles. we can calculate the wobbling very precisely. so we know the orbit of this planet and, it is not too close where water would turn to steam. it is not too far when water would turn to ice. but it is just right to have liquid water. the universal solvent. the amniotic fluid of life. ric: we learned recently about private industry getting involved in the space tourism business. do you imagine a day sometime soon when somebody is able to build a rocket to take americans, take the average people up to go visit planets like this? >> we can't jump the gun on this one. our space probes travel so slow, it would take thousands of years to reach the nearby stars. this one is 20 light years away, five times the distance to the nearby stars. so it is not going to happen anytime soon. sorry about that. ric: shucks. i was ready to book my flight. i is a fascinating story. gliese 581g, the name of
planet catch up with a something catchier. >> they need a pr person, someone from fox news. ric: we'll get right on that. thanks so much. wednesday nights on the science channel. great to talk to you, sir. jenna, over to you. jenna: it is dirty, it is sexy, it is politics. meagan mccain is here with megyn kelly talking about her new book, dirty sexy politics. debates, double standards, coming up. you won't want to miss it
[ technician ] are you busy? management just sent over these new technical manuals. they need you to translate them into portuguese. by tomorrow. [ male announcer ] ducati knows it's better for xerox to manage their global publications. so they can focus on building amazing bikes. with xerox, you're ready for real business. you get the blood, hope it's enough, it's -- what's this? [ man ] new and improved freestyle lite® blood glucose test strip.
sure, i'll try it, but -- [ beep ] wow. [ man ] yeah, that's the patented freestyle zipwik™ design. [ man #1 ] it's like it -- targetthe blood. targets the bld. yeah, it draws it ght in. the test starts fast. you need just a third the blood of onetouch®. oy. freestyle test strips. i'll take 'em. [ man #2 ] sure. call or click -- we'll send you strips and a meter, free. can't i just have these? [ man #2 ] freestyle lite tetrips. call or click today. jenna: have you herd about the hot seat by the way. ric: yes i have. jenna: where we take a breather at the end of the week and talk about hot topics. guess who is in the hot seat, former arkansas governor mike huckabee is going to be joining us. we are going to be asking questions you're asking during our next segment. you can send us questions about the hot topics of the week and we may use them on the air. send them to foxnews.com, you can leave them